Oral chemotherapy: not just an ordinary pill.
SafeMedicineUse. August 19, 2015;6:1-2.
Chemotherapy delivered by any method is a high-alert medication. This news article provides tips for both patients and practitioners to prevent mistakes with oral chemotherapy, including double-checking to confirm a patient's diagnosis, height, and weight.
Checking it twice: an evaluation of checklists for detecting medication errors at the bedside using a chemotherapy model.
White RE, Trbovich PL, Easty AC, Savage P, Trip K, Hyland S. Qual Saf Health Care. 2010;19:562-567.
Chemotherapeutic errors in hospitalised cancer patients: attributable damage and extra costs.
Ranchon F, Salles G, Späth HM, et al. BMC Cancer. 2011;11:478.
2012 ISMP International Medication Safety Self Assessment for Oncology.
Institute for Safe Medication Practices and Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada.
BOOK/REPORTView all related resources...
External Inquiry into the adverse incident that occurred at Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, 4th January 2001.
Toft B. London, England: Department of Health; 2001.